Panasonic Joins Forces with Nevada JobConnect to Recruit for Gigafactory

Job Fair on August 10 at Reno Convention Center to Focus on Recruiting Talent for Hi-Tech Manufacturing Jobs

Panasonic Energy of North America and Nevada Job Connect are collaborating on plans to hold a job fair, focused on full-time jobs and careers in advanced manufacturing at the Gigafactory that is now being built outside Reno, in Sparks, Nevada.  The job fair will be held on August 10th, from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm, at the Reno Convention Center.  

At the event, candidates will learn about opportunities for employment in next-generation manufacturing of lithium ion battery cells for use in automotive applications like powering Electric Vehicles.  “At this stage, Panasonic Energy of North America is looking to meet with candidates for Shift Lead, Maintenance Technician, Quality Control Specialist, Material Handler, Winding Operator as well as Battery and Manufacturing Engineers and other technical and professional positions,”  said Mark Anderson, General Manager, Human Resources and General Affairs, Panasonic Energy of North America. “A limited number of interviews for qualified preregistered applicants will be held on site on a first come, first serve basis.”  

Interested candidates should register in advance by visiting the nearest Nevada JobConnect office or by registering by email with their job preference and resume at  Those who pre-register will be eligible to win door prizes at the job fair.  Additionally, interviews can also be scheduled by registering at the door of the Reno Convention Center on the day of the job fair. “We are delighted with the energy and collaboration shown by Nevada JobConnect in this joint effort,” Mr. Anderson said. ”They have been a great partner in helping us to make progress towards our goal of filling the thousands of Panasonic manufacturing positions at the Gigafactory.” 

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About Nevada JobConnect 
Nevada JobConnect provides employment-related services at no cost to jobseekers and businesses.  Jobseeker services include referrals to jobs, job boards, on-line jobs data base, resume-writing assistance, referrals for job training programs, resource centers with computers, and dedicated employment services for veterans and people with disabilities.
Businesses can take advantage of services such as hiring event/job fair assistance, recruitment, applicant pre-screening, assessments,  access to Nevada’s largest database of qualified job seekers, Silver State Works business incentives, labor market and economic information, and training resources.

About Panasonic Energy of North America
Panasonic Energy of North America, based in Sparks, Nevada, is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America. Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. As part of its CityNOW smart city development approach, based on Panasonic’s experience planning and integrating Smart City technology around the world, Panasonic is partnering with the city of Denver to make Denver a more sustainable, smarter city by enhancing access to and development of community engagement, energy efficiency, water conservation, public safety, healthcare and other public services.

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Media Contact: 
Mae Worthey (Nevada JobConnect)    702-486-7991 
Jim Reilly (Panasonic)                          201-392-6067